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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter
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Holiday InnSave the Date

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:00am – 4:30pm

Annual Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference
301 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Watch for registration details (including early bird discounts and sponsorship opportunities) coming soon on!

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Need an Intern?

Looking for a way to help advance the profession and your organization? Offer an internship!

We have eager students looking to get involved with HR, help further the field, and gain valuable experience in the HR community. Tiphanie Evans, Mobile SHRM’s College Relations Coordinator, is starting a database of companies with HR internship programs and work behind the scenes to help match interns to opportunities. If you have opportunities for HR interns in your company, please contact Tiphanie at

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SHRM Foundation Fundraiser

Mobile SHRM Members – The Foundation Committee is beginning its annual solicitation efforts for items to be auctioned during our Silent Auction to be held during the Gulf Coast Human Resources Conference scheduled for November 3.  Please reach out to vendors and/or business you frequent and request their support by donating items that can be auctioned during the event.  Please contact Paula Lindsey ( or Adrienne Freeman ( for additional information.   Auction proceeds benefits the SHRM Foundation which provides educational resources for HR Professionals.


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Governmental Affairs

Medical Considerations
When an employee presents a request as a result of a medical condition, it can be challenging to determine whether FMLA or ADA should be applied. It is critical that HR practitioners develop a pipeline that can provide guidance when making these decisions. A variety of resources may consist of,, and All of these provide direction through related articles, publications, or case studies. Being well-equipped to ensure these decisions meet the needs of the employee, requirements of the law, as well as, protect your company is the targeted goal.

It is important to note that there are significant differences in the considerations under the FMLA and ADA. Check out the article below to learn more.
Differences Between FMLA, ADA...

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Diversity Spotlight

August 12 is International Youth Day
. This observance celebrates young people and the integral role that they play in helping to create a world fit for children.

“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things
like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings”.- Franklin Thomas
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Membership Update

Please log in to your member account on and verify or update your membership information! Please pay particular attention to verifying that your profile has your current email and mailing address.

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Door Prize Sponsors

Thank you

Door Prize Request.

Thanks to the following companies for donating door prizes for the chapter meeting:


See your name here!
Providing a door prize (or a few!) for chapter meetings is a great way to get your company’s name mentioned at chapter meetings and in the monthly newsletter! We’d love it if you’d bring a door prize to share at an upcoming meeting! No prior arrangements are necessary – just drop off your door prize (s)at the check-in table.


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The Mobile, Alabama chapter of SHRM exists to promote quality human resource practice among local industries, businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies. We bring together leading practitioners to provide education, networking and discussion of various human resource topics and to identify the best practices for all aspects of human resource and industrial relations work.

6300 Grelot Rd., Suite G 102, Mobile, AL 36609